Civil Discourse with Carolyn Holly

Join Carolyn Holly and Idaho Women In Leadership on August 29, 2019, for a meaningful conversation on civility and civil discourse with leaders in government, business, and sports. The panel will be moderated Carolyn Holly and will focus learning how to disagree and dispute with others while listening and demonstrating mutual respect. The lunch and panel discussion will be held from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM on the 17th floor of the Zions Bank Building. Panel members include Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter; and former U.S. Representative Walt Minnick, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Kristen Armstrong.

Consider membership in the I-WIL Ambassador program at Your $36/monthly membership includes attendance to this and all monthly I-WIL events. Non-members can purchase a ticket to attend this luncheon panel discussion for $45 at

About Carolyn Holly:

Carolyn Holly is the Vice President of Development for Idaho Business For Education. For decades, Idaho viewers have watched Carolyn Holly alongside Mark Johnson as co-anchor of KTVB's News at 10. Most recently, Holly joined Dee Sarton as co-anchor of the News at 4.

Carolyn Holly's broadcast career started the day before she graduated from Oregon State University in 1981, when she was offered a part time job by KGW in Portland and then a full time reporting job at KIFI in Idaho Falls. In 1982, Holly joined the KTVB family as a weekend and morning news anchor. She broke ground in the Idaho journalism world by launching the first half hour morning television newscast in Idaho, Idaho at Sunrise.

In 1990, Holly was promoted to the evening news. She has enjoyed her opportunity of traveling the world for KTVB. She has filed reports from Japan, China and Mexico. But Holly's most memorable assignment was sending back her "own flavor of reports" from the Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

As you might imagine, Holly has had a wide variety of news experiences, but certainly none as startling as the day she was indirectly hit by lightning while broadcasting live from the Boise River festival. "It was a real shocker for our viewers," she laughs. Amazingly, she was not seriously injured from the jolt.

In her distinguished career, Holly has won numerous awards for her reports on health and social issues. She was named one of the Women of Today and Tomorrow for the Girl Scouts.

While work and family occupy a great deal of her time, Holly manages to find plenty of time to give to her community. Her volunteer work has included membership on the St. Alphonsus Hospital Foundation, St. Luke's Hospital Children's Board, The Boise Public Schools Foundation and The Governor's Task Force on Adolescent Pregnancy.

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